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CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
the nra. they call themselves newtown united. their mission, to reduce gun violence and prevent other communities from ever having to live their nightmare. this morning, we are putting guns in focus. bill toomey help put together the group called newtown united. good morning to both of you. bill, to you first, i want to ask how you, your friends, your neighbors and your community is doing this morning. >> well, we're doing as well as could be expected, randi. it's been really hard on the community as you might imagine. but, you know, we're trying to work through all the different emotions. but this morning, we're doing okay. >> well, i know you're channeling some of those emotions into good work. and you had a meeting this week. and during your meeting, senator richard blumenthal and chris murphy said time wasn't on your side. did they explain what they meant by that? >> yes, they did. and we were very fortunate to have the senator and senator-elect join us this week. we had a series of meetings to try to begin a conversation in the community around what happened and how we can
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
everyone trying to figure out under the banner calling it newtown, united. trying to find a way to seize the moment and get people to change through legislation, largely our culture. it will take a lot more than a law here or there. it will take a lot of thinking and a lot of us rethinking the way we view violence and accept it in our homes. we are absolutely behind the president and his challenge when he was here at newtown high school where i am a proud graduate, it struck home that we have not done everything we can to protect our children. that's just wrong. >> you wrote eloquently and vividly about new and talked about it being a community. it has all of the trappings of what we think of in a typical small town community. i have to wonder, has our definition of the word community changed? communities used to be places that protected themselves and were small enough to keep an eye on their own. realize when someone within the community needed help. have we outgrown the ability to prevent an adam lanza or jared loughner from doing what they are going to do and regain the sense o
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 9:00pm EST
newtown residents has formed themselves into a group called newtown united. there is not necessarily people who have been politically active in the past or who have had any experience trying to change policies or get certain law enacted. but some members of newtown united headed to washington today. they took the day off from their jobs. they woke up at dawn. they drove to washington to go meet with members of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. newtown united, a group of people at the epicenter of national tragedy. one of the parents who traveled to washington today was lucky enough to have his child, who attends sandy hook elementary come home from that school on friday. but he said today that he is taking action now in the wake of the shootings because he does not think the next time it should just depend on luck. >> every time something like columbine, virginia tech were happening, i would avert my eyes, and i will still think that something will be done. but all those believes were shattered on friday. and now i think we all need to speak up. >> joining us now for the in
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 10:00pm PST
newtown, my husband and i are a part of called newtown united. i very much tonight would like to ask the nation to join us. we are not looking -- like he said, we're not looking to ban guns, what we're looking for is a civil discussion on gun control, mental health and school safety and school facilities, so that we as a nation can work together very, very civilly to come up with a solution. what andre said, that it's not partisan, is exactly how we feel. what i would like is all the people around the country that are contacting me, my friends across the country, andre's friends across the country. all my other friends across the country to join us. if they want to do that, we have a facebook page newtown united, they should jump on that and join us, we can create a critical mass to show washington that we're serious about this. we want them to work together. >> you were saying today, you left your house at 9:00 this morning. you haven't been home. you've been going to wakes and funerals? >> all day. >> all day long? >> my husband coined a term which is awful, an assembly line of wakes a
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:30am EST
on in the nation's capitol. >> reporter: a newly formed grass roots organization called newtown united will send a delegation to dc calling for better gun control to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in another community. hundreds marched from capitol hill to the national rifeel association dc's office yesterday. -- rifeel association rifeel association's dc office -- rifle association's dc office. even some long time supporters of gun rights like joe manch n say it's time to talk about regulating guns and says he is open to -- manchin says it's time to talk about regulating guns. boughtmore county police chief -- baltimore county police chief is calling for restriction on high capacity magazines. >> we also need a limit on high capacity ammunition magazines. no more than 10 rounds no more than 10 rounds. >> reporter: and you can expect the gun control debate to return to annapolis when lawmaker head back to work in january for the new session. some lawmakers are calling for an all out ban on assault weapons in maryland. linda so, abc2 news. >>> 5:40. another hot topic a
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 4:30am PST
senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president joe biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday each of the victims was remembered in his own special way. [ singing ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. >> reporter: 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter wh
FOX
Dec 20, 2012 4:30am PST
, a newly formed group, newtown united is advocating gun legislation. >> if we don't follow up on this their deaths are in vain. >> reporter: nancy lanza had just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort to new hampshire. in recent years, she felt comfortable in leaving her son at home unsupervised. >> and we'll see a total of 6 funerals and tomorrow that will be a day of mourning. church bells will be running 26 times for each victim at 9:30 a.m., the exact same time the shooting happened, back to you. >>> members of the sikh community came together to remember the victims of the newtown shootings. earlier they were hit with a similar tragedy, when a man killed 6 people before shooting himself. >>> and for victim of the newtown connecticut shootings, the event begins at justin herman plaza. those who attend are asked to bring an unwrapped teddy bear. >>> a secret settlement has been reached over the late artist's multi- million dollar estate. it remains unclear who will get the mansion. he willed his estate to her in a barely legible note. kinkaid was legally separated from
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
new grass roots group, newtown united, sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you, because they refuse to be statistics. they've been through hell and back. and they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: funerals began monday for the 20 children and six adults killed. tuesday, families said their final goodbyes to two more 6- year-olds. jessica ricos and james matioli. today the medical examiner is releasing new information about the suspected shooter and his mother saying at this point no one has claimed their bodies. he also says the mother was shot four times in the head, tori. while she was sleeping. >> all right, thank you in newtown connecticut, thank you. >>> and here in the bay area, there are several candlelight vigils scheduled for the victims in connecticut. tonight, in pleasanton, people will gather at the amrel park at 6:00. and tomorrow in fairfield, the vigil is planned at the sikh temple on rockvi
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
called newtown united. residents who came together to push a ban on assault rifles. they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce it. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade teastudents. >> she gave her life for her kids. it breaks my kids. >> 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up, so firemen across the region said good-bye to him as though he were one of their own. carolyn prev ity liked to draw and
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:30am EST
. >> reporter: there's a newly formed grass roots organization that's called newtown united. they will send people to dc today. they are calling for better gun control to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in another community. hundreds of people marched from capitol hill to the national rifle association's dc office yesterday. new york city mayor michael bloomberg joined victims of gun violence to address the ongoing issue of access to guns. even some long time supporters like gun rights for gun rights like west virginia senator joe manchen say it's time to talk about regulating guns. he says he is open to discussing restrictions of assault weapons like the one used in the newtown shooting. president obama is pledging action to prevent more tragedies and to save chirnlg in the future. -- children in the future. >> what choice do we have? are we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year is the price of our freedom? >> reporter: and here in maryland, you can expect the gun control debate to return to annapolis when lawmakers head back to work in j
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
should move beyond dialogue. we need answers. >> reporter: newtown united is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and the miss fortune of being on -- misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed till further notice. >> one of the victims in the newtown shooting spree has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mom was the school psychologist at sandy hook elementary and one of the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. they have lunched a fund raising campaign with the goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> advocates for gun control are hoping that the actions of newtown is enough to spark debate. >> reporter: i'm kristin fish other capitol hill where today about 200 people marched to the nra headquarters with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> i'm here because i'm
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
organization called newtown united will send a delegation to dc. the group is calling for better gun control to prevent a similar tragedy from this happening in another community. hundreds of people marched from capitol hill to the national rifeel association -- rifeel association's dc -- rifle association's dc office. michael bloomberg joined victims of gun violence to address the issue how easy it is to get being a stows gun. even long time supporters of gun rights say it's time to talk about regulating guns e joe manchin is open to discussing restricts of assault weapons like the one used in the -- restrictions of assault weapons like the one used in the shooting. >> i don't know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that uses a assault rifle or 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: and you can expect the gun control debate to return to annapolis when lawmakers head back to work in january for the new session. some legislators are calling for an all out ban on assault weapons in maryland. linda so, abc2 news. >>> remember fine -- find latest information on abc2news.com. there'
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
emergency responders from the visitation of spiritual growth, james sibley newtown united baptist church. you see the president looking on in the auditorium. ♪ >> . [singing prayer] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> in the name of god, compassionate and merciful. the muslim community in newtown, connecticut, and the nation join with our fellow americans grieving for those who died in this senseless tragedy and praying for them and their families. we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. it is in such times of almost unbearable loss that we seek the comfort with our creator and that artificial divisions of faith fall away to reveal a nation of mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, all united in a desire to bring renewed hope. the koran, text tells us that god's mercy and compassion are without limits and always available for those who ask. god says when my servants question you about me, tell me that i am here. i answer the prayer of every person who calls on me. chapter 2, verse 186
FOX
Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
and prayer for the emergency responders from the visitation of spiritual growth, james sibley newtown united baptist church. you see the president looking on in the auditorium. ♪ >> . [singing prayer] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> in the name of god, compassionate and merciful. the muslim community in newtown, connecticut, and the nation join with our fellow americans grieving for those who died in this senseless tragedy and praying for them and their families. we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. it is in such times of almost unbearable loss that we seek the comfort with our creator and that artificial divisions of faith fall away to reveal a nation of mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, all united in a desire to bring renewed hope. the koran, text tells us that god's mercy and compassion are without limits and always available for those who ask. god says when my servants question you about me, tell me that i am here. i answer the prayer of every person who calls on me
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 2:00pm PST
. >> and i'm wolf blitzer also here in newtown. the president of the united states is on his way here right now to this community thrusted to the history books by a horrible act of violence. the president will meet with, try to comfort families of 20 school kids and six adults. we are all shot dead here friday morning. >> a short time ago got an update from the connecticut state police, learned more details about the person who carried out this mass shooting they can did confirm several details that they believed were true since friday. the shooter's name you of course what kind of weapons we had with him and just how many more bullets could have fired. the number is extraordinarily high. >> stay there. we are going to tell you exactly where police stand in their investigation and so many questions that certainly remain unanswered. these questions, i'm not sure we are ever going to get real answers to. >> yeah wolf, trying to piece this together as much as we can, as carefully as we can. president obama is en route to this small town now to join the people of knuten in their grief. gr
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. they call themselves newtown united. their mission, to reduce gun violence and preventing other communities to ever having to live their nightmare. i spoke with an organizer, bill toomey along with his daughter, sarah. >> we have learned from folks around the community and around the world that people were deeply touched by what happened here and they do not want these events to go -- to have happened in vain and we should really do whatever we can to lend our voice to the national debate on this issue around gun violence. it's not just about gun control. there are a lot of other issues associated with it. we want to bring people together to really make a difference to make sure we do whatever is necessary to protect our children. >> some of those voices you want to bring together and certainly that need to be heard are voices like your daughter right there, the young people who could be victims in these mass shootings. sierra, good morning to you. your school was on lockdown friday during this shooting at newtown at the elementary there. what c
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with chilly conditions in the north bay. mid upper 20s. the thermometer, showing 26 decreased it is called we will be back. . it is cold 26-degrees.. >> welcome back. processions. taking a look at the markets this morning.market futures indicate the nasdaq in the positive, and the dow and the s and p in the negative. stocks end the day down. after little measurable progress was reported in the ongoing budget negotiations in washington. here's a look at yesterdays closing numbers. on wall street. the dow dropped 99-points. after posting 100-point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and s-and-p-500 lost 10-points. we'll be watching the stock market all morning index of stories.. >> airplane manu
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
. a newly formed group, at newtown united advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that have passed away and if we don't do this we have failed them. >> tomorrow will be a national day of morning. charges will bring their belts 26 the time for each victim at the exact time of the shootings. >> and bay area headlines police are investigating materials that were stored in a san mateo home. this is the 400 block of terret drive. authorities say the materials were not stable to move without potential of explosion and evacuate the block wall warning other residents. the san mateo county bomb squad was also called on to the scene. >> here is a quick look outside where conditions in the south bay are find traffic wise. it is cold, right down near the freezing mark. we will be back in a moment. >> there is a big drop on wall street with growing concerns that we will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. better than expected news, the u.s. economy grew at 3.1% annualized rate of october through september. gm is buying back their stock from the gove
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
newtown, my husband and i are apart of called newtown united. i very much tonight would like to ask the nation to join us. we are not, like we said, we are not looking to ban guns, we are looking for a civil discussion on gun control, mental health, school safety and school facilities so that we as a nation can work together to come up with a solution. what andre said is how we feel. all the people around the country, all of my other friends across the country to join us. we have a facebook page they should jump on that and we can create a critical mass some show washington to work together. >> you were saying today, you have been going to wakes and funerals all day long. >> my husband coined a term which is awful, an assembly line of wakes and funerals. we can't figure out which one to go to we have to divide and conquer. the sandy hook teachers are struggling trying to get to as many as possible. and that is true for many of the parents we are struggling with that. >> you are often waiting two hours to get into pay your respects. two to five hours it is freezing cold and yesterday tha
CW
Dec 17, 2012 9:00pm CST
our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >> newtown united is calling for better gun control. the goal is to prevent a similar nightmare from striking another community. we do something now and take some action be proactive. >> some get ready to go back to school on tuesday parents learned about new precautions that will be in place there will be policed and grief counselors present. >> the gun control debate is heating up closer to home, and illinois senator and the governor are all calling for stricter gun control laws. >> it did not take long for gun control advocates to speak up in the state of illinois is an issue for the gun advocates behind me something that strikes at the heart of a constitutional right. the issue of today is we need to ban assault weapons in illinois. >> state democrats were reading off the same script monday reacting to the connecticut school shooting. assault weapons have been used over and over again to kill innocent human beings in our state and elsewhere and we have to do something about it. at rainbow push headquarters denied a vigi
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
formed newtown united advocating what it called sensible gun regulation. >> we have 20 children that are trying to point as the way, and if we don't follow their lead, we have failed them and their debts are in vain. >> the day before her death nancy lanza of the mother of the gunman had just returned, short trip along to a luxury resort in new hampshire. france and greece the years she felt comfortable about leaving her son adam at home unsupervised. >> democrats say that the gop plan will not make it past the senate. beyond that the president has already said he will veto it if it gets to his desk. the back- and-forth continues in congress and hopefully by january 3rd they will get the deal done. we will be back in just a moment. >> the tool yet to yield the camera of america's most popular car fare poorly in a new front crash test by at the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test the camera is a front wheel ended at bending the passenger compartment foot well in word. the steering was pushed off so far the air bags did not deploy. the toyota pre as the hybrid wagon did
FOX
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
newly formed group, newtown united is advocating sensible  gun legislation. >> if we don't follow their lead, we have failed them and their deaths are in vain. >> reporter: we have learned that the day before her death, nancy lanza the mother of gunman had returned from a short trip to. >> resort in new hampshire. she said she felt comfortable leaving her son adam lanza alone unsupervised. now investigators are still working on collecting evidence but for those who continue to ask the question, what was the motive, connecticut police think it could be months before they are ready to issue a final report on this investigation. back to you. >>> 6:48 a special vigil is being held to honor the connecticut shooting victims. the night for newtown event begins at the ice rink at justin herman plaza. those who attend are asking people to bring unwrapped teddy bears for children in need. >>> there warning to be careful after a woman was robbed. brian flores is in concord to tell us where the woman was when she was targeted, brian? >> reporter: yes, we are live here at the sun valley mall a
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
washington. that means taking on the nra. they call themselves newtown united. their mission, to reduce gun violence and prevent other communities from ever having to live their nightmare. bill toomey helped put together that group. and earlier, i spoke with him today and his daughter, sierra. i asked them if they have made any progress in their talks with politicians on the issue of gun control. >> we had a series of meetings, actually, to try and begin a conversation in the community around what happened and how we can take this terrible tragedy and turn it into something positive. so what we heard from the senators as well as some of our congressional -- the rest of our congressional delegation was that the moment in time is now. that the tide is turning in this country as it relates to gun violence and what we can do about it. and we want to try and bring the community together as quickly as possible to try and lend our voice to the national voice so that we can really make something meaningful happen out of this terrible event. >> and the name of your group is newtown united. but you s
FOX
Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
president barack obama is now pledging to take action. it is a newly formed group, newtown united is advocating sensible gun legislation. >> if we don't follow-up with this lead, we have failed them and their deaths are in vain. >> reporter: we learned days before the shooting nancy lanza had just returned from a luxury resort in new hampshire. she said she felt comfortable about leaving her son adam at home unsupervised. >> reporter: the governor has called for churches nationwide to ring their bills 26 times, one for each victim from sandy hook elementary school and that will happen at the exact time of the shooting 930 am m eastern time, that would be one week ago tomorrow. back to you -- 9:30 a.m. eastern time and that would be one week ago tomorrow. >>> and the night for newtown event will begin at the ice rink in justin herman plaza. all the items collected will be donated to local children in need. >>> members of the sikh community came to remember the victims of the school shooting and they mourned the lives lost in connecticut. earlier this year the sikh community was hit wi
FOX
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
formed group, newtown united is advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> reporter: friends say in recent years, nancy lanza felt uncomfortable leaving her son adam at home without being is up veer sized -- being supervised. back to you. >> thank you. >>> at a hearing on capitol hill, state d officials admitted to weaknesses in security related to the deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington, d.c. with what we're learning from in morning's hearing and from a scathing report on the attack. good morning, jamie. >> reporter: good morning, tori. that hearing is still going on in the senate foreign relations today being chaired by john kerry, the massachusetts senator that many people expect to be the next secretary of state. kerry is starting out the hearing, saying obviously mistakes were made by the state department. that was reinforced by the report that you mentioned which
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> absolutely, poppy harlow thank you. let's go to jason carroll at the newtown united methodist church. that church has provided a spir out tether of sorts for a community awash in grief. what role does this church play today? >> reporter: well very important role this morning and this is where the church is going to be ringing the bell 2 times. everyone in the community is going to be listening as that happens. it's an ancient ritual that's taken place over decades. it used to be traditionally a call to worship but today as you know it's a call to remember. three pastors will take turns ringing the bell 28 times. i spoke to one of the pastors, past oor jane sibley. this is very personal for her. it's especially personal to pastor sibley, her family is directly connected to the school and she had an important message she wanted to get out to the survivors living here in newton. >> my grandsons give me the joy of being able to laugh for a moment and i'm refusing to allow that -- >> reporter: chase kowalski, one of the little boys who died in the shooting, went to this church here
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 12:00am PST
group called "newtown united." >> in a meeting at the newtown lie rather more than three dozen citizens gathered last night not just to grieve but to figure out what's next for their community. afterwards we sat down with few of them for an extended conversation. tom bitman is a technology consultant. and this woman a mother of four. scott wolman owns a speakers bureau and james runs an environmental nonprofit. so james let me start with you. what was the impetus for this conversation tonight? >> i think a lot of us were feeling the same thing that we were impacted by this event not as much as some people. but that we felt helpless. we needed an avenue to discuss how we felt about what was going on. >> 20 households lost first graders. 20. those families are shattered. they can't do anything. i feel a bit of a responsibility for others in our community to help, to do something. >> i came because adam lanza and nancy lanza lived 100 yards from my home. and i was shocked and dismayed when i found out that they owned six guns. many of them being assault weapons that, you know, cre
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
newtown united methodist church where bells tolled 26 times. fire fighters were overcome with emotion during the moment of silence at the newtown fire house and many had responded to the scene at the school a week ago. a large group gathered in prayer at the national cathedral in washington, d.c. the nasdaq put up a sign that said moment for sandy hook on their digital display outside the building. [ female announcer ] food, meet flavor. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it into skillet dishes, for an instant dose of... hell-o! [ female announcer ] get recipes at flavorboost.com. hell-o! excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away wi
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 8:00am PST
the house of representatives. >> you make a great point about public opinion here. newtown united is a group that has already formed and has already shown up there in washington, d.c. this is a compilation of people who live in newtown, and one of the people who spoke -- very touching, one of the fathers whose son survived the attack at sandy hook. >> every time something like columbi columbine, aurora are happening, i would avert my eyes and i will still think that something will be done. but all those beliefs were shattered on friday. and now i think we all need to speak up. >> as we know, as we have been reporting today, it is one of the busier days for funerals and wakes, taking place for those that have been lost in the newtown tragedy. it is almost too raw for many of them to get involved in this kind of advocacy or this kind of support. but have you signaled to any of your colleagues, in other states, where this has been a tragedy, as we look at what we have witnessed in aurora, colorado, tucson, arizona, are you trying to reach out to build a coalition of your colleagues from
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
particular, i'm involved with newtown united, a group trying to put together essentially an advocacy infrastructure for when they want to talk. they want to move the conversation. the national conversation to where i think a majority of people in america want it to go, on all matters related to gun violence. it's going to be there for them. and there's so many things like that that are happening, whether it's a memorial for the children and the educators, all that's going to happen. this community is going to rally around and support these people in any direction that they want us to go. >> and outside the community too. lots of support. robert cox writes for reuters "breaking views," and he's also a newtowner. >>> "outfront," next, student who survived a mass shooting in minnesota seven years ago drive to newtown, connecticut, to be with the sandy hook survivors. we'll tell you what they presented to the staff and students to help them cope. we remember the victims of sandy hook that lost their lives a week ago. i'm glad we got cdw and cisco to design our data center. yeah, the cisc
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 2:00am PST
is the newtown united methodist church and where a lot of the media are camped out. there's the church behind me. it's been opened now for 24 hours. it's going to be open more 24 hours for as long as they need it here. some of the members of that church died and anyone who wants to come by and pay their respects to the people who died, anyone who needs help from this church, they can come here and get it. after this shooting inside sandy hook elementary school, the safety issue will now be front and center at schools across the country. do classrooms need to be changed into panic rooms or as i've been saying earlier, can we make classrooms into mini prisons? it seems like what we may have to make our schools in order to be safe. i want to bring in lou palumbo. some schools already have roaming officers, metal detectors, officers roaming the hallways. what can we do to make our schools safer? do we need all of these measures in place? >> well, apparently based on this incident that took place up here yesterday, i guess you could support that argument. it's just unfortunate to thi
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
murphy met with a group called newtown united who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. it breaks my heart. >> reporter: 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. caroline previdi liked to draw and dance. charl
CNN
Dec 15, 2012 10:00pm PST
the newtown united methodist church and where a lot of the media are camped out. they give preschool classes, ages two to six, sadly some of those kids have died there's the church behind me. it's been opened now for 24 hours. it's going to be open 24 hours for as long as they need it here. some of the members of that church died and anyone who wants to come by and pay their respects to the people who died, anyone who needs help from this church, they can come here and get it. after this shooting inside sandy hook elementary school, the safety issue will now be front and center at schools across the country. do classrooms need to be changed into panic rooms or as i've been saying earlier, can we make classrooms into mini prisons? it seems like what we may have to make our schools in order to be safe. i want to bring in lou palumbo. he is a former police officer and now the director of a lead intelligence based security firm some schools already have roaming officers, metal detectors, officers roaming the hallways. what can we do to make our schools safer? do we need all of these meas
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
newtown united. residents came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons, but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. it breaks my heart. >> reporter: 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up. so firemen from acr
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
united. i met with them in my office in washington and then again last night in newtown. and i think that we are at a historic moment. >> how will we know? what will we know if it's different? at what point can citizens say it's taking too long or the nra is slow walking this stuff again? it seems to me every time we say it's going to be different also, that's another similarity. >> we had that same conversation after columbine, which i covered. we had that same conversation after aurora and all the other ones in between. same conversation. >> remember that the first gun assault law, assault weapons law took five years to pass. it was first proposed in 1989 after the stockton shooting and senators metzenbound and feinstein worked on it five years. i'm determined, i'm committed. but the president is absolutely right, that the american people have to stand up. i'll tell you what also is different. i've talked to a lot of these families and i am so impressed by their strength and courage and they say to me we want to be there. we want this work to go forward. >> cnn reported last night
CBS
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
this tragedy. margaret brennan is at the newtown united methodist church with more on that. good morning, margaret. >> reporter: good morning anthony. there are only a few homes here and now 27 lives to put to rest. only two children made it to the hospital before dying. the rest died at the school alongside their teacher and principal. 47-year-old dawn hochsprung was shot and killed alongside the children she cared for at sandy hook elementary school. parents remember her as a friend to the students. >> she was wonderful. always good to the kids always a smile on her face made you feel good when you were there. >> reporter: she joined the school in 2010. she kept an active twitter account posting updates on the school. she tweeted safety first at sandy hook. it's a beautiful day for our evacuation drill. so far we know the identities of three of her students. 7-year-old. emily parker who moved to connecticut with her family just a year ago and chase kowalski survived by his parents rebecca and steve. also among the dead school psychologist mary sherlock 56 years old. she planned
CNN
Dec 15, 2012 4:30am PST
been listening to some of the first units from newtown police that were there. and, you know, you train for an active shooter scenario, but you hope you never have to use it. but sounds, john, that these first responders, the law enforcement, when they went in, they knew exactly what they had to do. and their job was to make sure these kids were safe, that these kids were either hunkered down, but they were going after that gunman. and try to neutralize this person. but we heard that law enforcement did not fire a shot. but the coordination between law enforcement, fire, and ems sounded like it was textbook. even though there were so many victims inside that school. >> mike brooks, thank you so much for being with us this morning. the investigation into this or horrific scene, this awful tragedy, it does continue. >>> meanwhile, she is being remembered as caring, someone who loved her students, more on the principal who lost her life in this tragic connecticut school shooting. but first, while investigators families and the nation try to make sense of this entire situation, we will be t
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
powerful words. reverend matthew krebin, the senior minister of the newtown congressional church, united church of christ, he will open up. i had an opportunity to meet with him at his church yesterday and you see some of the clergy there, including the rabbi who is there as well. you see him wearing the skull cap with his back to us. he and reverend krebbin, they were both inside the fire hall where all the families gathered, the governor was there, dannel malloy, and at one point the governor started telling family members, parents, who was alive and who wasn't alive, and, you know, and both the minister and the rabbi said to me, it was one -- it was the most powerful moment, the shock, and these are clergy, they're supposed to comfort. they didn't know what to do. >> these parents, they did not know, they were waiting, hoping, seeing children come out and hoping that one of those children would be theirs, but for so many parents that didn't happen, and the governor was the one, you heard this morning, wolf, that ultimately told them, conveyed that information, that horrible informatio
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
. we also want to pass this along. the united way has set up a sandy hook school fund. donations, as you can see right there on your screen, donations sent to the newtown savings bank 39 main street right here in newtown, connecticut. this fund will be used to help pay for the funerals of the victims, john. >>> police say they have found important evidence during their searches at the school and at the shooter's home. we also know now more about the actual shooting and what weapons were used in it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins me now and, susan, what are we learning this morning? >> hi, john. well, we know one thing and that is that federal agents and other investigators who will be back out pounding out the streets today, chasing down leads, information they have that the suspected shooter in this case may have visited gun stores or gun ranges in the days before the attack. however, so far our sources tell us that those tips have not panned out. we also know that three additional guns have been found, according to our sources, at the home that the shooter shared
CNN
Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer reporting live right now from newtown, connecticut. the 20 children gunned down in their own elementary school were 6 and 7 years old. they were practically babies, as the people here in newtown, connecticut, mourn. we now know the names of the victims of the school massacre. authorities releasing the list just a little while ago. we're also learning just how brutally they died. the medical examiner says, every one of the 26 victims were shot more than once, apparently with a semiautomatic. the relatives of the shooter are struggling to competent when the loss of life, including nancy, who was gunned down by her son. no word on a motive. police say they have found very good evidence at the school and at the lanza home. for more right now on the investigation, let's bring in our national correspondent, susan candiotti, here in newtown, connecticut. with all of us, she's working her sources. what's the latest, susan? >> reporter: hi, wolf. of course, the question is what move a 20-year-old young man to target so many innoce
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 8:00pm EST
that connecticut, newtown and sandy hook are strong. and i welcomed him on your behalf to our community. i now introduce the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you governor. to all the families, first responders, to the community of newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us to not lose heart. though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. for light and memo entear troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that out weighs them all. so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. for we know that the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from god, the eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and 6 remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could have been any school, in a quiet town full of good and decent people, that could be any town in america. here in newtown, i come to offer the love and players of a nation -- prayers of a nation. i am very mindfu
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
know that the community of newtown is working with united way on this very subject as well and has set up a fund there. second, i want to inform you i have signed an executive order that will permit monroe and newtown to enter into an agreement concerning the use of a monroe extra school that they have, surplus school. that will allow that school to be used immediately and suspends some of the public notice aspects of entering into that agreement. obviously, this is an emergency. i'm doing that under -- i was prepared to declare a separate emergency, but the reality is we're still under hurricane sandy emergency, so i used that as the basis to execute that executive order. and, third, i'm asking that friday, december 21st, at 9:30 a.m. exactly, one week after the horror began to unfold in newtown, that the entire state observe is moment of silence and i'd like to ask those houses of worship or other buildings that have the ability to play bells to do so as well. 26 bells for the beautiful children and 6 wonderful adults who were killed at the school on that day. i'll be sending a l
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
which had befallen this community. i assured him that connecticut, newtown, and sandy hook are strong, and i welcomed him on your behalf to our community. i now introduce the president of the united states. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you, governor. to all the families, first responders, to the community of newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us do not lose heart. though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. for light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. for we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from god, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands. we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could have been any school in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in america. here in newtown, i come to offer the love and p
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
befallen this community. i assured him that connecticut, ne newtown, and sandy hook are strong and i welcomed him on your behalf to our community. i now introduce the president of the united states. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, governor, to all the families, first responders, the community of newtown, clergy, gues guests. scripture tells us, do not lose heart. though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. the light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. what is seen is temporary. what is unseen is eternal. for we know that the earthly area we live in is destroyed, we have a house in god. the eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could have been any school, in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in america. here in newtown, i come to offer the love and prayers of
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Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
things. the scene has been secured. newtown police officers, state police major crime units for western district and central district have responded and are working with several agencies to process this scene. it is not a simplistic scene. we need to establish identity. we need to document the entire scene. we need to answer every single question surrounding exactly how and why this incident occurred. as the governor said we will be here through the night, certainly through the weekend and we are not putting a time stamp on completion. we will work with the medical examiner and establish positive identification l is a great deal of work that needs to be done. we will take very brief questions. this is an active ongoing situation. >> we are told there are two other crime scenes? >> there is a secondary crime scene in newtown, that is correct. there is an adult deceased at that location. i cannot discuss anymore information on that. there is assistance being lended to us by new jersey. i don't have the details. (inaudible). >> i can state the information we have right now the shoo
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Dec 16, 2012 9:00pm PST
community and the united states of america. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> on behalf of the newtown clergy association, we are so grateful to our president for spending time with us and for reminding us that we are not alone in this time of tragedy, that there's not just a country standing behind us, that there's a world standing behind us. those words i know as difficult as they were to hear for some, brought much consolation to all. i want to thank our governor and all the state officials who have been by our side since day one. they have been a remarkable reminder to us of their humanity and their care for us. but most of all, i want to thank an incredible first-select woman who's led us through the most dark periods of our lives. in the storms of the past years ravaged our community without power for days, i thought those were the hardest days of pat's life, but when i saw her friday in front of sandy hook school, i realized that she'd met the most dark days. pat, to you, to dr. robinson, we thank you for being leaders to us through these difficult times. and now this final part of our
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
. the question is he is coming to the town of newtown, the president of the united states. again, we don't discuss security for the president of the united states. suffice it to say significant security will be in place. no, sir. no time frame has been determined. >> are you making progress in determining.... >> we're pleased with the work that we're making. we're pleased with the progress we're making. this teed us on process, it will take many, many man-hours to put this picture together. the minute we have it, our objective is to make sure that you and members of the public receive that information as quickly as possible. we have a motive or motive we are prepared to discuss, that cannot happen. we just don't have that. i would again, i don't want to discuss the crime scene at all. we did seize a great deal of evidence. our detectives have executed numerous search warrants in this case. we do not detail the c of what we seize in any criminal investigation. i can toll you we were successful in seize ago great deal of information. all that evidence needs to be analyzed and it will b
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
or the united states postal service. newt nu newtown is warming people's hearts. son yeas contributing to a fund for children with aids in malwali. newtown is kindling kindness in her and millions more. >> when i first heard of the tragedy it gave me a really heavy heart. i think this is a we to show people that -- the world is not all evil. >> it first began with nbc's ann curry posing the question on twitter -- what if we all did something nice. 20 nice somethings to honor the children or 26 acts of kindness to include the teachers lost. the hash tag began trending and people are responding. this d.c. resident tweeted. her 3-year-old donated two toys for tots. or this person, who paid for some one else's breakfast. at your nearest post office, there is a way for you to send condolences, directly to newtown. >> i thought a great idea. >> this po box now offers a way for the world to comfort the grief stricken town. >> i think it is fantastic to give people -- a way to focus their, sympathy for everyone up there. >> reporter: now there are two big questions, to go along wi
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Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
>> let me begin expressing gratitude to the people of newtown, people of connecticut, president of the united states and frankly -- >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in new york tonight. let's take you back to newtown, connecticut, where press conference has just begun. the connecticut governor malloy. listen in. >> children, beautiful, beautiful children. who had simply come to school to learn. >> their day ended a different way than we could have imagined. as we stand here today we can't imagine what transpired there. evil visited this community today. it's too early to speak of recovery. but each parent, each sibling, each member of the family has to understand that connecticut, we're all in this together. we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this community and for these families. our police personnel and others are doing the utmost to clear this situation as soon as possible. to return these children to their parents. or these loved ones to their fellow loved ones as quickly as possible. we'll w
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:30am EST
watch over this community and the united states of america. [applause] >> on behalf of the newtown clergy association we are so grateful to our president for spending time was and for reminding us that we are not alone in this time of tragedy, that there is not just a country standing behind us, that there is a world standing behind us. those words as difficult as they were to hear for some brought consolation to some. i want to thank the government officials who have been by our side since day one. they have reminded us of their humanity and care for us. i want to thank an incredible select woman who has led us through the most dark periods of our lives. [applause] when storms of the past years ravished our community for power for days i thought those were the hardest. when i saw her friday in front of sandy hook school. i knew she had met the darkest days. we thank you for being leaders to us through these difficult times. and now this final part of our prayer is for us, the people of newtown. >> these are the words of the apostle paul as he writes to the church at rome. what sha
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Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
ellen o'toole. mary ellen, welcome to the program on a very, very difficult day for newtown, connecticut, for the united states, for every parent out there. what do we know for the little that we know about the suspect? what can you deduce? >> well, from what i've heard so far, and it seems like it's changing every couple of minutes, is that the mother of this shooter was working or was an employee at the school. it's still a little confusing to me. i understand that she is also deceased. and what i'm hearing is that she was found at the school. so if that fact pattern is correct, that her son is the shooter, then what makes sense is that this really did start off as a familial problem, a dispute likely between the mother and the son, and it certainly escalated to unbelievable proportions. what they've been looking at right now is if that, in fact, is the case they would be looking for evidence of that search warrant and in the background that they are developing on both the mother and the shooter. >> mary ellen, we understand that a lot of the schools across the district ha
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Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
every single school in the united states, elementary school, middle school, junior high, high school. wayne lapierre, the head of the national rifle association, saying there needs to be armed security this week after that horrible tragedy at the newtown elementary school. he comes forward with this proposal, police officers, protective plan, in his words, for every single school in the united states. then you heard assay hutchinson, the former republican congressman, former official of the department of homeland security, saying that they are getting ready to gear up to help schools all across the united states get armed guards in every single school. he didn't make a case for any significant gun control, as the president of the united states did the other day when he asked joe biden, the vice president, to come up with some ideas on how to strengthen the laws to deal with gun violence in the united states. you did hear wayne lapierre make the case that there should be greater restrictions on violent video games, maybe some better mental health issues, but he didn't say anything abo
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Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
the united states. we'll have much more on this story coming up. we're going back to newtown for some reflections as well, the latest on the investigation. stand by for that. >>> meanwhile, senator john kerry is now officially president obama's choice to succeed hillary clinton as the secretary of state. today's announcement was belief. it was widely expected. senator kerry let the president do all the talking. >> over these many years, john's earned the respect and confidence of leaders around the world. he is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training. he has earned the respect and trust of his senate colleagues, democrats and republicans. i think it's fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as john kerry. and this makes him a perfect choice to guide american diplomacy in the years ahead. >> kate bolduan is with me, as usual. kate, you're our congressional correspondent. you spent some quality time covering the next secretary of state, if he's confirmed which he presumably will be. >> it's widely expect
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
that killed 28 people eight days ago. >>> the local united way in connecticut is asking people to actually stop sending toys to newtown. today children in the community got to choose from hundreds of toys that have come pouring in since the tragedy. donors from around the country have given $2.6 million to a memorial fund. the united way says the best way to help the community now is to do charitable work or make a donation in the victims' names. >>> still ahead tonight, just days before christmas, the pope pardons someone who betrayed him. >>> plus, some kids in montgomery county getting to hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> two resignation
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Dec 14, 2012 1:00pm PST
enforcement in newtown, connecticut. we want to welcome back the viewers in the united states and around the world. this is breaking news. unimaginable horror grips the nation in one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. a tragedy so wrenching it reduced the president of the united states to tears. right now 27 people are confirmed dead in connecticut's sandy hook elementary school massacre. 20 children and six adults and the alleged shooter. all of this happening within a matter of a few hours. watch this. the sights and sounds of this tragedy as it played out. >> when i was getting in my car, i heard sirens going off continuously. car after car after car. some of them were flying past my house and coming around again and going to the school. this house is three houses away from the school. >> when we first arrived, there was not a lot of security to guard. there were three children that came out. one of them had a very bleed face. >> he immediately jumped in the car and headed down here. it's troubling. it was mayhem in the room with the kids and the teachers and trying to
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
are still pouring in from around the world. all the children of newtown were invited to choose from thousands of toys. the united way of western connecticut says the official fund reached $2.6 million this morning. >>> also this morning-- >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> both support and outrage continue to swirl across the country, two days after the nra released its statement on the school shooting and gun control debate. regardless of which side of the debate you're on, the end goal is to end gun violence. now, this weekend in columbia heights, a crowd gathered for a vigil aimed at doing just that. fox 5's lauren dimarco was there and has this report. >> reporter: the vigil in columbia heights and march to a nearby church were held in honor of the 20 children and six school staff members killed in newtown, connecticut last week. local school teacher trish collard and her husband tim were among those who gathered to call more attention to gun violence. >> sometimes tragic things can lead to some momentus things. >> reporter: president
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Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
society we will be judged. >> washington today the united states senate observed a moment of silence for the 20 children and six adults who were murdered here in newtown, connecticut, on friday morning. >> i now ask that the united states senate observe a moment of silence for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> but united states senators are not being silent now about gun control. they are already taking up the challenge. president obama issued when he spoke to the grieving newtown community here last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end, and to end them we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at pre
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 1:35am EST
elementary where the shootings took place. earlier today, all of the children of newtown were invited to choose among hundreds of donated toys. the local united way is asking people all over to stop sending toys and do charitable work or make a donation in the victims names. meantime, funeral services for two more young shooting victims ended a week of gut-wrenching farewells. 7-year-old and 6-year-old were laid to rest today in newtown. yesterday family and friends attended a funeral service for a 6-year-old emily parker in utah. her family had just recently moved to newtown. police have not yet established a motive for adam lanza who killed 20 students and 6 female staffers on december 14th. he also killed his mother. all this before taking his own life. >>> tonight, police are looking for a motive in the shooting spree in a rural pennsylvania community that left four people dead, including the gunman. that violence broke out when a man with a gunshot three people in frankstown township 100 miles east of pittsburgh. it's jeffery lee michael, 44, who was killed in a shoot-out with state
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
comfort one another. >> a powerful, very moving interfaith prayer vigil here in newtown, connecticut. we heard from the clergy, from various religions, religions of the united states of america. we heard, of course, from the president of the united states, and he vowed after the senseless murders in arizona, in colorado, in wisconsin, and now here in connecticut, he vowed that he would do whatever his office would allow him to do, whatever powers he now has, to try to make sure this does not happen again. and he will work diligently in that area. anderson cooper, we watched these faiths, they were well representative. we can only hope and pray that those who now mourn will get at least a little bit of comfort from what we just saw. >> and the president toward the end of his remarks asking if we are, all of us as a society, doing all we can to protect our children. he said he felt we are not and he said we can do better. very powerful words from president obama ending this ceremony, and now people in the audience greeting one another, hugging one another. first responders
CBS
Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
those we still have with his holy comfort. and may he bless and watch over this community and the united states of america. >> that's president obama giving his remarks in newtown, connecticut, offering love and prayers of a nation. he said the nation is left with some tough questions. the first job of a nation is to keep our children safe, and that's how we as a society will be judged. he said if we ask ourselves if we are doing our job, the answer is no. he also said this is the fourth time in his presidency he's had to address mourners at a mass shooting, and he said the time to make some changes. he said he is going to use whatever power he has in his presidency to work with law enforcement and legislators to prevent these tragedies, and as you just heard, he ended his remarks with reading the names of all 20 children who are victims of the newtown massacre. he made it very clear there is a lot of work to be done. >>> we're going to change gears right now. julie watts is covering the weather fours. she has the forecast. julie. >> well, certainly drizzle out there today, and showers a
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
but how much can president obama actually do to create change the latest from newtown and the bigger implications this incident may have on the united states we want those friends down the street. it was time for the president was very jay carney talks transparency at a white house briefing designed claiming to be the most transparent administration in history there are more than a few dark spots on the president's record but also some light on the issue straight ahead. is monday december seventeenth five pm in washington d.c. my name is christine for you're watching our team. let's begin with a closer look at a shocking problem taking place inside the walls of the v.a. hospital veterans inside say drug abuse is so rampant that it's bringing people off the street to buy and sell drugs inside the hospital walls r.t. correspondent liz wall spoke to one of the veterans and brings us an inside look of a problem those in charge seem to be aware of but want to simply ignore. the department of veterans affairs administers health care to military veterans with an annual budget of over eighty
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Dec 14, 2012 11:00am PST
small sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. the president of the united states will be speaking on this issue at 3:15 p.m. eastern from the white house press briefing room. we'll have live coverage of that. we're also awaiting remarks from the governor of connecticut, dannel malloy. much more coming up. we're following the breaking news, a horrific, horrific story, one of the largest mass killings in a school in the united states, in u.s. history, the story is unfolding right now. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> you are looking at images that we are now multiple hours into this horrific, horrific crime that has happened in this small sleepy new england town of newtown, connecticut. at this elementary school, the call came in to 911 around 9:30 this morning, a gu
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
newtown and kim morgan, ceo of united way of western connecticut. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> $3 million, an incredible milestone. and you will raise so much more in the coming weeks and months. i know there has been a debate about how to distribute these funds. kim what is the latest thinking on that? >> when we started the fund, it was a way to be a guardian. our intent is to turn the funds over to the community and let them decide. >> the families as well, right? >> they are a cross section of the community input, yes. but the fund was soliset solici as an undes ignated fund. we are trying to be as broad as possible. >> what are some of the suggestions floating out there? so many ways people could use this money? >> right. >> this is unprecedented and people are very quick to react, and we really want to take the time to think about this thoughtfully and ensure we are matching resources to the established need, and ensure there is local control and local input. so some of the needs may be around mental health issues. we don't know at th
CNN
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
newton before but it's newtown. we don't know if there's any injuries but they are deploying units and cnn is sending crews and our affiliates are sending crews as well. they are en route to an elementary school in newtown. we are working our sources and our affiliates there in the area to try to figure out what is going on. as you know, law enforcement -- and we do here at cnn and all news organizations take it very seriously any time there are reports of a gun or shots fired at a school, elementary, junior high school, college, what have you. and that's what we are doing right now, checking on that for you. we're getting some information in. our producers are gathering it for us. we'll be back with the very latest on the other side of this break. don't go anywhere. [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garli
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
things attached to the identity of that individual. the scene is secured. newtown police officers, state police, major crime units of western district and central district have responded and are working with several agencies to process this scene. it is not a simplistic scene as you can certainly understand. we need to establish identity, document the entire scene and simply stated, answer every single question surrounding exactly how and why this incident occurred. as the governor said, we will be here through the night and the weekend and we're not putting a time stamp on this as to when we'll complete this project. we'll work with the medical examiner's office, establish positive identification and a great deal of work to be done here at the school. again, very brief questions but understand that this is an active ongoing case and many things we cannot and will not discuss at this time. yes, sir? >> told there's two other crime scenes of the suspect's father-in-law and mother-in-law. >> there is a secondary crime scene here in newtown. that is, in fact, correct. there is an adu
WHUT
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
!" from newtown to new town, where the similarity. gun lovers in the united states, hunters and gun lovers in austria, at this moment shattered all of that in australia. explain what happened afterwards. >> in australia at the time, it was a country -- and still is a country where hunting is an important activity. australia went olympic medals in shooting. australia is a high premium placed on rustic masculinity. it has some similarities with the u.s.. another similarity is we had had in the previous couple of decades occasionally mass shootings, about once a year we had a mass shooting. on each occasion, there's a lot of talk about the gun laws, and politicians similar to hear, avoiding the issue saying, "well, we need to look at family values and mental health" and everything else, basically, been too frightened to do anything about the gun laws. the gun lobby always the -- to hurtothreatens politically. the anchor in the public was so high by then that really, that was the tipping point for australia. as you said, the prime minister exercised leadership and call all the states together
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
control in the united states. >> in the wake of a tragedy a nation provides a shoulder for newtown connecticut. this morning we will have more on the outpouring of support going to that small town. all those stories are straight ahead on this tuesday. and thanks for staying with us. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. let's get to weather because if you are headed out, you should know it's foggy again. here's lynette. >> we have patchy dense fog this morning. not the widespread against fog that we saw yesterday. but a lot of you will
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
the united states in the weeks since the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. back to you. >> lauren demarco, thank you. >>> in newtown tonight, the last of the funerals for the victims of the school shooting, services were held for 7-year- old josephine gay who was born in columbia, air hand. marquez-greene was also remembered. and emily parker was buried in utah today. pink ribbons everywhere. >> and the united way of western connecticut says that the official funneled reached $2.6 million this morning. >>> as the gun policy discussion heats up across the nation a neighborhood in northeast d.c. is reeling from a doubling shooting that killed one man and left another victim critically injured. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom now with the very latest. >> reporter: that shooting happened before 2:00 this morning in the 1100 block of bladensburg road. two men were sitting in a car there when the suspect walked up and shot them both. this district detective rushed to bladensburg road after a call about a shooting came in. they found one man lying in the roadway. a secretary man
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
. and begin moving forward. it will be a long time before newtown finds a sense of normalcy. but this unspeakable tragedy has united the town, the state of connecticut, and the entire nation. together we must work together to ensure that tragedies like these never happen again. joining me now is reverend boise kembell. board member of the national action network. he'll be leading a vigil and prayer service for the victims in connecticut tonight. i will also be speaking at the vigil. reverend, thank you for joining me. >> thank you so very much, reverend sharpton. it's a delight to be here and share with you tonight. >> how can we turn the outrage of this tragedy into political action? you lead the baptist convention there. you work with faith leaders from all kinds of religion. how do we turn the moral outrage into political action that will address the laws that can help to lead to solving situations like this? >> i think reverend, sharpton. we come here tonight in newtown to stand in solidarity with this community. we have reached out to the entire state, to the entire communit
PBS
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
is absolutely lunacy to have half the guns in the world in the united states of america. that is something that has to be different. one other point about newtown. dylan shockley was 6 years old. he was a special-education student. his parents issued a statement. we take great solace that dylan died in the loving arms of his favorite teacher, a special- education teacher, anne marie murphy. 52, mother of four. the teachers of that school, the principal, psychologist, the teacher that by protecting their children, saving their children, comforting their children, those that survived, they are true heroes. they have not received the recognition that they deserve. i would point out, everyone of them is a public schoolteacher. a group that has been condemned, vilified, and denigrated by all sorts of people. >> i do wonder about this nexus we are making between mental illness and violence. we have had a number of gun -- violence where people were killed with fire arms, in prince george's county, too. are you suggesting that everyone who pulls a trigger is mentally ill? is that the sug
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
deported from the united states, the by thousands of americans, all because of his views advocating gun control after the newtown, connecticut, massacre, that killed 26 people. some hit back, saying he was attacking the right of american citizens. and some are meeting the president for the second day on a visit to damascus. there was no indication of progress towards a negotiated solution to the conflict, it was said the constitution situation is still going. a report. >> a small corner of the violence that is ravaging syria every day. this is the look at a town in the north. activists maimed seven women -- named seven women and two children they say died in the rubble after bombs were dropped by aircraft. there was even greater carnage further south. a town was attacked by rebels just a few days earlier, and activists said the regime struck back with jets, firing rockets at a bread line near the bakery. the regime said its army struck back at rebel fighters year, killing and injuring many of them. hardly a good moment for the peace envoy to be visiting damascus in search of a solution.
CNN
Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
united states is only just beginning. right now, especially president will be on his way here to newtown in a few hours. i suspect he will get involved much more assertively in his second term of administration than he did in his first term. >>> when we return, comforting their flock. my interview with members of newtown's clergy. members of the clergy who will be with the president tonight. >> this time, i think that's all the clergy we're trying to offer care to whomever. it doesn't matter. that's why we're standing here today, really, because we know what's important is that we're united in our care for this community. capella university understands rough economic times have led to an increase in clinical depression. drug and alcohol abuse is up. and those dealing with grief don't have access to the professional help they need. when you see these issues, do you want to walk away or step up? with a degree in the field of counseling or psychology from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others. let's get started at capella.edu progressive d
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